Transition to Residency

Getting Involved

Getting involved is simple.
We are trying to make the process as user-friendly as possible.  To that end, we are focusing first on asking you to develop an idea of what the student would be doing with you.
Think about what makes your practice, your environment, your patients, or your work unique.  For example:

  • Do you have a particular "angle" on your specialty?  
  • Is there a demographic group that predominates in your area?  
  • Is there a way for students to work with other physicians along with you, especially if those physicians are in different disciplines?
  • Can students work with other professions closely?

Do you have a component of your work that doesn't involve direct patient care?  No problem.  Students can be involved in the whole spectrum of "physician work", such as chart review, quality assurance, ethics board meetings, and other types of work that you do.  In fact, this may be something that sets your experience apart.

Your key contact is your Departmental Representative, who will help collect your information, and send it to us.  The form at the bottom of this page is a generic one which you may use; your Department representative may recommend another version to facilitate documenting the particular type of experiences your specialty provides.
If you have questions, your Departmental Rep may be able to answer them; additionally, you can contact us to discuss them.

Getting your Selective into TTR:  A checklist

  • Decide if you might enjoy working closely with an eager, near-graduate learner, who has selected your experience from many in the TTR catalogue, and who can benefit from your advice as they move toward the next stage of training.
  • Contact your Departmental Representative at U of T to discuss your ideas and how you might develop the experience to take advantage of resources you have in your environment.
  • Decide for which of the following time periods you might be available.  The 2020 Selectives will take place in the following blocks of time:
  • (note that March 16 -20  is the School March Break)
  • Slot A: February 10- March 8 (4 weeks)
  • Slot B: March 9 - March 22 (2 weeks)
  • Slot C: March 23 - April 5 (2 weeks)
  • Engage a partner or two in helping you support and design the experience. These may be other physicians in your same specialty, or you can bring in others with whom you work regularly. Discuss these ideas with the Departmental Rep.
  • Do you have a U of T Faculty appointment?  If not, notify your Departmental Rep and this can be arranged with a minimum of paperwork.
  • Complete the "Draft Description" of the Selective, with the help of the Departmental Rep, in the proposal form which is found at the bottom of this page, and follow its instructions for submitting.

TTR_Selective_Proposal_Form_Final.pdf